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Systemic Racism

Economic Factors

On this page you will find a sampling of resources related to Systemic Racism and Economic Factors, broken down into the following sections:

Issues in Economic Oppression:  Affordable Housing, Capitalism, Community Disinvestment, Concentrated Poverty, Disposable Workforce, Economic Policy, Exclusionary Lending, Exploitation, Expropriation, Extractive Economies, Depreciation, Dispossession, Federal Aid, Gentrification, Homeownership, Housing Discrimination, Income Inequality, Low Income Housing, Prison Labor, Promotion Gap, Public Housing, Racial Capitalism, Redlining, Residential Discrimination, Targeted Zoning Laws, Union Busting, Wage Labor, Wealth Gap, White Flight, Workers' Rights, Working Conditions, Workplace Discrimination

Keywords for Social Justice/Anti-Oppression Searches:   Anti-Black, Association Between, Bias, Discrimination, Disparity, Disproportionate, Effect, Gap, High Rate, Impact, Inequity, Inequality, Institutionalized Racism, Oppression, Racial Inequity Racist, Racism, Unconscious Bias, Violence, White Supremacy 

Video Clips

Source: AJ+ (2023, February 1). I Own A Home But I’m Still Being Evicted. YouTube.

Source: AJ. (2021, February 3). Is Capitalism Anti-Black? YouTube.

Source: Vice. (2016, August 16). Debtors' Prisons: Life Inside America’s For-Profit Justice System. YouTube.

Source: Frontline PBS. (2020, February 14). "You're Just Disposable: Former Amazon Workers Speak Out."  YouTube.

Source: NowThis News. (2020, February 19). How Housing Redlining Contributed to the Racial Wealth Gap and Segregation. YouTube.

Source: Vice News. (2020, August 11). How Property Law Is Used to Appropriate Black Land. YouTube.

Source: Associated Press. (2021, May 3). Pandemic workers face another hazard: wage theft. YouTube.


Source: Urban Institute. (2013, March 25). The Racial Wealth Gap in America. YouTube.


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Episode: Reckoning with America's Racial Residential Segregation

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Who Makes Cents

Episode:Mehrsa Baradaran on Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap

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Episode: Redlined Forever?

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Episode: Our Tax Code is Racist

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Laverne Cox

Episode: Residential Segregation & Structural Racism

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Episode: The Thin Line Between Entertainment and Exploitation

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Episode: How the Suburbs Were Segregated

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At Liberty

Episode: Your Friendly Neighborhood Bank: The Post Office

Podcast: 1619


Episode: The Economy that Slavery Built

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Washington Post Live

Episode: The Wealth Gap: Addressing Economic Inequality in the U.S.


Podcast: Intercepted


Episode: The Rebellion Against Racial Capitalism

Podcast: There Goes the Neighborhood

There Goes the Neighborhood

A podcast about how and why gentrification happens.

Podcast: Data and Society

Data and Society

Episode: Data and Racial Capitalism

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Episode: The Land of Our Fathers

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Podcast: State of Working America

State of Working America

Raising workers' voices to make sure they are heard in the economic policy debate.


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